Vedado day 1

Friday, 5 June 2015 We arrived back in Havana during the Biennale, which featured numerous art installations along the Malecón. Susie set aside a morning to take the camera on an art tour, so we made our way down to the harbour and walked back along the seawall almost to Vedado. The artworks were mostly…

Viñales to Havana

Thursday, 4 June 2015 Our host, Midalys, was a single mother who worked hard to keep everything going at the casa. Nevertheless, she often found time to chat to us, and she gracefully tolerated our halting Spanish. Because she was always tending to the needs of her guests, we wanted to give her a treat…

Art Deco tour of Havana

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 After another fortifying breakfast on Alberto’s balcony, we set out to meet up with two friends from Sydney, Glynnis and Johnny, who were passing through Havana at the same time we were there. Johnny had booked an Art Deco tour of Havana in a classic car for the four us before…

Havana at last!

Saturday, 2 May 2015 When we arrived at the Air Cubana counter the next morning we were ushered to the front of the queue, no doubt as compensation for getting bumped off the flight the day before. It made little difference, however, as we were in for a lengthy wait in a crowded departure lounge….